Crime Victimization Increases for the Elderly-Women and Disabled. Why?

Subtitles Criminal victimization increases for older Americans, women and the disabled. Arrests for the older Americans and women increase. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. […]

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The Disabled and Vulnerable Groups Have Higher Rates of Violent Crime

Summary The rate of serious violent crime for persons with disabilities was more than three times the rate for persons without disabilities. People perceived as “vulnerable” are victimized more. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of […]

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Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems

Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems Editor’s note: Anyone working with people caught up in the criminal justice system are astounded by the number of people with physical and mental health problems. Crime takes an enormous toll on those involved with many (most?) having physical or psychological injuries from a criminal lifestyle. The inability […]

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Disabled Have Double the Rate of Violent Crime

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Violent Crime Rate for Disabled Double the National Average

Crime in America.Net Two of us are former police officers and we are not surprised that people with disabilities have a violent crime rate that is double the national average. People with disabilities come with a wide variety of issues (cognitive, physical, seeing or hearing) that make them vulnerable. Some offenders seek those deemed easy […]

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People with Disabilities Have Higher Rates of Violent Crime

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 9:00 A.M. EDT Bureau of Justice Statistics THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009 Contact: Kara McCarthy 202-307-1241 www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs After hours: 202-598-0556   FIRST NATIONAL STUDY ON CRIME AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Young and middle-age persons with disabilities experienced higher rates of violence than persons of similar ages without disabilities      WASHINGTON – The first […]

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